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PPP Annual Meeting Minutes 2017 (Atlanta)

Play, Policy, and Practice Interest Forum

November 17, 2017 (6:00-8 pm)

Business Meeting MInutes

WELCOME and Introductions

BUSINESS

Approval of Minutes

Information about PPPIF

Other Business:

2017 Patricia Monighan Nourot Award – Kelly Donnelly

2017 Edgar Klugman Award – Deb Lawrence

2017 Emerging Play scholar Award – Pool Ip Dong

It was suggested that the “Emerging Play Scholar Award” be renamed as the “Walter F. Drew Emerging Play Scholar Award”   It was approved.

Nominations for 2018 Awards: Contact Robin Ploof rploof@champlain.edu

Committee Structure & Past Work

Affiliate/State Interest Forums Committee – Baji Rankin & Robin Ploof

Research Committee – Marcia Nell, John Sutterby

Practice/Knowledge Base Committee – Ruth Guirguis

VISION Committee – Jim Johnson

Policy Committee – Deb Lawrence

Interest Forum Café Committee

Technology/Website/Communications Committee – Lynn Hartle and Karen Lindeman

Highlights of 2017 Annual Conference Presentations

Wednesday’s PPPIF sessions

Thursday’s   PPPIF Sessions

Friday’s PPPIF Sessions

Saturday’s PPPIF sessions

2018 Annual Conference

Next year’s conference presentation ideas were discussed.

Committee Work

Small groups met to discuss titles of works that could be featured for the Hello Homepage.

Discuss Play as the feature for the Hello Homepage.

Format and Outcomes: Pick a recorder; record all ideas on the large sheets of paper

Reporting Back to the Group:

Each small group submitted a list of possible articles to use for the Hello Homepage featuring Play, Policy and Practice Interest Forum.

Possible Hello Work Citations

Author Title Description
Doris Bergen Play as the Learning Medium  
Cate Heroman Making, Tinkering, & Engineering  
David Elkind The Power of Play  
Peter Gray    
NAEYC Spotlight on Play    
Community Play Things Wisdom of Play  
Bedrova & Long Dramatic Play Propels Play Plans  
Michelle Tannock Rough & Tumble Play  
Jeff Trawick-Smith Good Fit Play Interactions  
Ed David Kanter Design, Make, Play: Growing the Next Generation of STEM Innovation  
  Play in America  
Judith Van Horn, Patricia Monighan Nourot, Barbara Seales, Keith Alward Play at the Center of the Curriculum  
James E. Johnson, James Christie, & Francis Wardle Play, Development, & Early Education  
Vivian Paley You Can’t Say You Can’t Play  
Gillian Dowley McNames The High Performing Preschool  
Marcia L. Nell & Walter F. Drew From Play to Practice: Connecting Teacher’s Play to Children’s Learning  

 

Adjournment

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PPP Annual Meeting Minutes 2016 (LosAngeles)

The Play, Policy and Practice Interest Forum

Minutes for the Business Meeting

Annual Conference in LA November 4, 2016.

WELCOME and Introductions

BUSINESS: Approval of Minutes

AWARDS: 2016 Patricia Monighan Nourot Award – Michael Patte

2016 Edgar Klugman Award – Lynn Hartle

Reminder that all nominations for the 2017 Awards should be sent to Robin Ploof rploof@champlain.edu

Committee Reports:

Below you will see the proposed Mission Statement for the Play, Policy, & Practice Interest Forum worked on during the Vision Committee at the LA Annual Conference 2016:

 Play, Policy, and Practice Interest Forum

The Play, Policy, and Practice Interest Forum is a group of concerned teachers, teacher educators, researchers, and policy makers that examine play from multiple perspectives. Members articulate and debate new ideas and policy issues about children’s play at the annual NAEYC conference.

Our mission statement describes the group’s purpose:

  • To connect persons who share an interest in play
  • To update and disseminate current knowledge about the multifaceted nature and developmental value of play
  • To be a collective voice within the early childhood community, advocating for the value and importance of children’s play, and
  • To promote intergenerational play to foster family, school, and community goals, including those associated with diversity and inclusive education

PPP meeting Nov. 4, 2016   Policies and Practices Small Group Discussion Notes

Notes by Lynn Hartle   With Baji Rankin, Wiley Rankin & wife, Debra Lawrence, Krista Murphy (Naeyc), New member forgot get name. and one more person forgot to get name

Policy:

What every teacher educator, principal, teacher, educator, family member, legislator (decision makers), director should know about early childhood and particularly play

Platform to move this agenda:

Power to the Profession, Naeyc initiative http://www.naeyc.org/profession

The PPP Interest Forum members collaborate with the NAEYC Power to the Profession initiative is a:

…Call to action for every teacher educator, principal, teacher, educator, family member, legislator (decision makers), director who works with, cares for, legislates / appropriates funding for children ages birth to age 8 should know about early childhood and particularly play.

This Call to Action should be moved to advocacy for and implementation by state legislators

The Call to action requires a concise and clear statement about play and play based / experiential learning that people from both Early childhood and those influence and care for young children but don’t have the formal Early Childhood professional preparation (such as Legislators, principals, families and some Teacher Educators).

The group proposed that the PPP Interest Forum work with NAEYC to develop a concise statement about play and early childhood as a “Play Manifesto” (no more than a paragraph of a few sentences.. or, some concise but clear bullet points.)

Lynn Hartle.. after the meeting idea…Maybe to provide outreach education about play to audiences beyond NAEYC, we could develop some short webinars on:

Minutes from the Research Committee Meeting

Research Strands for Intergenerational Research

Family Play Plans – Diane Levine

Action Plans

Ask if they actually participate in these types of activities?

What intergenerational play looks like in ECE context?

At home/retirement home settings/child care centers have Grandparent

Experimental group/control group-implement plans with one group-not the other

Develop criteria to measure across both groups.

See if difference after the intervention with once of the groups?

Increase in time

Benefits of this type of play

How it relates to sustaining the culture? And if it is not happening, how does that affect the culture?

How are the families that don’t use the strategies play?

Outdoor play perspectives across generations?

Generations-high schoolers and prek or parent-Define the time frame for intergeneration

Motivation for play-theme, choice, methods, preference for themes, etc.

What are the barriers to the intergenerational play? Energy issues, skill based issues, cooking classes, knitting

How does intergenerational play construct children’s cultural identity?

How are teachers using intergenerational “resources” in their classrooms?

Data Collection:

Survey

Interview the children, parents, & grandparents

Field Note Observations

Intergenerational Play cultural identity

Call for PPP Spring 2018, Articles DUE Feb.15

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS:

 PPP Connections SPRING 2018

Title: Play, Spirituality, and Nature

 Guest Editor:  Deborah Schein, Ph.D.

Growing Wonder and Champlain College

This issue of PPP Connections will explore:

  • How does play touch children spiritually?
  • What is happening in China? – Anji play and what we can learn from this model.
  • How does play lead children to becoming caring, reflective human beings?

Authors are asked to submit a reflective piece (no longer than 1500 words)

Please, No later than Feb.15, 2018

TO:   schein.deborah@gmail.com

PPP IForum 2017 Annual mtg Fri.11/17 6PM Cottonwood A/B,Omni HotelCNN Center

Play, Policy and Practice Interest Forum of NAEYC (PPPIF) 2017 Annual Meeting

NAEYC Conference in Atlanta, GA

Day and Time        Friday, 11/17/2017 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Meeting Place        Cottonwood A/B     Omni Hotel at CNN Center

Summary of Content    Please join us for the annual meeting of the Play, Policy and Practice Interest Forum (PPPIF). Our Interest Forum is actively involved in providing leadership, collaboration, and support in efforts for play advocacy. Join us in our annual meeting to network with other play advocates.

Contact Marcia Nell at marcia.nell@millersville.edu for more information.

We look forward to seeing you there,   Lynn

PPP Award Nominations by Oct.15, 2017… click to see HOW!

Hello Play Policy, and Practice Interest Forum Members,

Here is a wonderful opportunity to recognize three individuals in the early childhood field who are deeply engaged in and committed to research, policy and/or practice issues focused primarily on children’s play.

We (NAEYC’s Play Policy and Practice Interest Forum) are seeking nominations for the Patricia Monighan Nourot Award, the Edgar Klugman Award, and the Emerging Scholar Award. These awards will be presented at the Play Policy and Practice Interest Forum Business Meeting during the NAEYC Annual Conference in Atlanta Georgia in November.

The Patricia Monighan Nourot Award

In 1985 Patricia Monighan Nourot was one of the founding members of the Play Policy and Practice Caucus. She was one of a group of play scholars who conceived the idea and she invented the title for what would in time become the Play Policy and Practice Interest Forum. This is just one example of the kind of creative and innovative thinking she embodied.       In her honor The Patricia Monighan Nourot Award is bestowed upon a person who has made creative contributions in their area of expertise. These areas include: Theory and/or research, practice, and policy.

Recent past honorees include:  Michael Patte, Marcia Nell, Olga Jarrett

The Edgar Klugman Award

Edgar “Ed” Klugman is a professor emeritus of Wheelock College in Early Childhood Education and Care. He was also one of the founding members of the Play Policy and Practice Interest Forums. At 92 years of age his bright spark of humor and quick wit is evident as he continues to be a mentor, a visionary, and an inspiration to the field.     In his honor the Edgar Klugman Award is bestowed upon a person in recognition of their leadership and research in the field of early childhood and play and human development.

Recent past honorees include: Lynn Hartle, Dorothy Sluss, James Johnson

The Emerging Scholar Award

This award is given to an outstanding graduate student in recognition of their scholarship, professional service, and leadership who is dedicated to promoting play in the lives of children, teachers, and parents.

Recent past honorees include:  Lindsey Robey, Mary Mahoney-Ferster

Not sure who to nominate? Honorees are chosen based on the following criteria:

  • Creative contributions in their area of expertise theory, practice, policy.
  • Contributions in influencing how constructive play is perceived.
  • Uncovering new forms and ways that play reaches out and adapts to new contexts.
  • Building bridges to other disciplines and creating new insights.
  • Understanding new populations and reaching out to affect their growth and development.
  • Collaborative demonstrations that effect change.
  • Unique ways of influencing a sector in society.
  • Working closely with other organizations who focus on play and developing unique ways of influencing the contexts in which they provide service to communities.
  • Demonstrate policy influence to overcome barriers through the policy process.
  • Create legislation at the local, state, and or the national level that influenced the play environment.
  • Wrote a position paper that received wide recognition and dissemination
  • Searched out ways of translating research findings into lay language

Got someone in mind who is deserving of one of these prestegious awards?          Send a letter of recommendation to Robin Ploof rploof@champlain.edu by October 15th.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Fall 2017

“Watch and Listen to the Children: Play Informs Research, Theory, and Practice”

 Sandra Waite-Stupiansky, Guest Editor    Professor Emerita, Edinboro University, PA

This issue of PPP Connections will explore the notion that children’s play has informed most of the influential theorists of the twentieth century such as Piaget, Erikson, and Vygotsky.

 Authors are asked to submit a reflective piece (no longer than 1500 words) to stupiansky@earthlink.net

 

TEACHERS SPEAK OUT AGAINST SCHOOL REFORMS

Please read and distribute this report (ATTACHED) as widely distributed as possible. Folks can use it with students, policymakers, school boards, parents, et

From Press Release: Defending the Early Years https://www.deyproject.org

TEACHERS SPEAK OUT AGAINST SCHOOL REFORMS
NEW REPORT DOCUMENTS HOW MANDATES FAIL POOR YOUNG CHILDREN

BOSTON – January 9, 2017 – In the wake of federal and state education mandates, a new report documents interviews with early childhood teachers across the country about how school reforms negatively affect low-income young children.

Authored by Diane E. Levin, Professor of Early Childhood Education, Wheelock College and Judith L. Van Hoorn, Professor Emerita, University of the Pacific and published by Defending the Early Years, the report finds that the mandates disregard teachers’ knowledge of child development, culturally appropriate practice and how to meet the diverse educational needs of poor children.

Interviews with teachers of low-income children revealed that the mandates not only negatively affect children’s overall development, learning and wellbeing, and their attitudes about school, they also have negative impacts on their families and teachers.

To read the full report, visit: https://www.deyproject.org/uploads/1/5/5/7/15571834/teachersspeakfinal_rgb.pdf

Or, to read the two page summary:  https://www.deyproject.org/uploads/1/5/5/7/15571834/teachersspeaktwopagergb.pdf

To follow on Twitter and join the movement: @DEY_Project #TeachersSpeakOut

Play Policy, and Practice Interest Forum AWARDS nominations by Oct.21!

Hello Play Policy, and Practice Interest Forum Members,

Here is a wonderful opportunity to recognize three individuals in the early childhood field who are deeply engaged in and committed toresearch, policy and/or practice issues focused primarily on children’s play.

We (NAEYC’s Play Policy and Practice Interest Forum) are seeking nominations for the Patricia Monighan Nourot Award, the Edgar Klugman Award, and the Emerging Scholar Award. These awards will be presented on November 4th at the Play Policy and Practice Interest Forum Business Meeting during the NAEYC Annual Conference in Los Angeles.

The Patricia Monighan Nourot Award

In 1985 Patricia Monighan Nourot was one of the founding members of the Play Policy and Practice Caucus. She was one of a group of play scholars who conceived the idea and she invented the title for what would in time become the Play Policy and Practice Interest Forum. This is just one example of the kind of creative and innovative thinking she embodied.

In her honor The Patricia Monighan Nourot Award is bestowed upon a person who has made creative contributions in their area of expertise. These areas include: Theory and/or research, practice, and policy.

Recent past honorees include:   Marcia Nell    Olga Jarrett

The Edgar Klugman Award

Edgar “Ed” Klugman is a professor emeritus of Wheelock College in Early Childhood Education and Care. He was also one of the founding members of the Play Policy and Practice Interest Forums. At 91 years of age his bright spark of humor and quick wit is evident as he continues to be a mentor, a visionary, and an inspiration to the field.

In his honor the Edgar Klugman Award is bestowed upon a person in recognition of their leadership and research in the field of early childhood and play and human development.

Recent past honorees include:   Dorothy Sluss    James Johnson

The Emerging Scholar Award

This award is given to an outstanding graduate student in recognition of their scholarship, professional service, and leadership who is dedicated to promoting play in the lives of children, teachers, and parents.

Recent past honorees include:  Lindsey Robey  Mary Mahoney-Ferster

Not sure who to nominate? Honorees are chosen based on the following criteria:

  • Creative contributions in their area of expertise theory, practice, policy.
  • Contributions in influencing how constructive play is perceived.
  • Uncovering new forms and ways that play reaches out and adapts to new contexts.
  • Building bridges to other disciplines and creating new insights.
  • Understanding new populations and reaching out to affect their growth and development.
  • Collaborative demonstrations that effect change.
  • Unique ways of influencing a sector in society.
  • Working closely with other organizations who focus on play and developing unique ways of influencing the contexts in which they provide service to communities.
  • Demonstrate policy influence to overcome barriers through the policy process.
  • Create legislation at the local, state, and or the national level that influenced the play environment.
  • Wrote a position paper that received wide recognition and dissemination
  • Searched out ways of translating research findings into lay language

Got someone in mind? Send a letter of recommendation to Robin Ploofrploof@champlain.edu

The deadline of October 21st is approaching fast!

Dr. Robin Ploof

Program Director M.Ed. in Early Childhood, Division of Education and Human Studies

Champlain College   163 South Willard Street   Burlington, VT 05401   Office: 207 Wick

phone: 802-865-6414     email: rploof@champlain.edu

Play, Policy, and Practice Interest Forum (PPPIF) of NAEYC 2015 Annual Leadership & Business Meeting

Play, Policy, and Practice Interest Forum (PPPIF) of NAEYC

2015 Annual Leadership & Business Meeting     Orlando, FL

Agenda: PPPIF BUS MEETS    PPPIF 2015 Mtg Agenda   Fall 2015 Business Meeting MINUTES

Date: Friday, November 20, 2015     Time: 6:00 – 8:00PM

Location: Orange County  Convention Center – Room W203A/B